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2011 NHL Entry Draft
2011 NHL Entry Draft Hats



ADAM KIMELMAN'S MOCK DRAFT II

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1
New Jersey Devils
Sean Couturier, C, Drummondville (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Big center had nice showing at WJC; two-way presence can be first step in rebuild

2
N.Y. Islanders
Adam Larsson, D, Skelleftea (SWE)
SKINNY: Has the potential to be a cornerstone blueliner

3
Edmonton Oilers
Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY: True power forward can skate, score and create lots of space for teammates

4
Boston Bruins (from TOR)
Dougie Hamilton, D, Niagara (OHL)
SKINNY: Blueliner has shown offensive touch, and is developing a mean streak

5
Ottawa Senators
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, Red Deer (WHL)
SKINNY: Sens need scoring, and Nugent-Hopkins has 121 points in 111 WHL games

6
Florida Panthers
Tyler Biggs, LW, U.S. U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY: GM Dale Tallon loves big, skilled players and Biggs (6-2, 210) certainly fits that bill

7
Calgary Flames
Sven Baertschi, LW, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: Swiss forward scoring just as well as countryman Nino Niederreiter did in his first WHL season

8
Buffalo Sabres
Ryan Strome, C, Niagara (OHL)
SKINNY: A speedy, creative playmaker with a nose for the net

9
Columbus Blue Jackets
Nathan Beaulieu, D, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Nice puck-moving skills could earn him spot as Blue Jackets' long-awaited power-play quarterback

10
Carolina Hurricanes
Joel Armia, RW, Assat Pori (FIN)
SKINNY: Finnish forward already proving he can play against men in Finnish Elite League

11
St. Louis Blues
Scott Mayfield, D, Youngstown (USHL)
SKINNY: Big blueliner has skills to develop offensive game to go with toughness

12
San Jose Sharks
Duncan Siemens, D, Saskatoon (WHL)
SKINNY: Blueliner is big, nasty and offensively skilled

13
Minnesota Wild
Ryan Murphy, D, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY: Elite offensive-minded defenseman was one of Canada's last cuts from World Junior team

14
Phoenix Coyotes
Jonathan Huberdeau, C, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Dynamic center scorching the nets in the QMJHL

15
Los Angeles Kings
Brandon Saad, LW, Saginaw (OHL)
SKINNY: Kings add a power forward who can skate and fill the net

16
Colorado Avalanche
Nicklas Jensen, RW/LW, Oshawa (OHL)
SKINNY: Has made big jump from Denmark to OHL look seamless

17
Chicago Blackhawks
Ty Rattie, RW, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: Playmaking forward showing he can produce as a big-time scorer

18
Montréal Canadiens
Boone Jenner, C, Oshawa (OHL)
SKINNY: Dynamite penalty killer and all-round puck hound with offensive skill

19
Boston Bruins
Zack Phillips, C, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Playmaker with great vision seems to be improving by the day; compared to Adam Oates

20
Anaheim Ducks
David Musil, D, Vancouver (WHL)
SKINNY: Injuries have curtailed his season, but big defenseman is developing an offensive edge

21
Nashville Predators
Vladimir Namestnikov, C, London (OHL)
SKINNY: Play-making center has thrived in first season in North America

22
Atlanta Thrashers
Christopher Gibson, G, Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Big, athletic goaltender is very confident, strong in net

23
New York Rangers
Jonathan Miller, C, U.S. U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY: Rangers have depth to allow high-skill center to develop at North Dakota

24
Washington Capitals
Mark McNeill, C, Prince Albert (WHL)
SKINNY: Defensively responsible, but also can make plays and put the puck in the net

25
Dallas Stars
Rocco Grimaldi, C, U.S. U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY: He'll let others worry about his size (5-6, 163), he'll just keep piling up the points

26
Tampa Bay Lightning
John Gibson, G, U.S. U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY: Big netminder will get time to refine his game at Ohio State

27
Pittsburgh Penguins
Tomas Jurco, RW, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Good size and puck skills, plus fills a need for scoring punch at right wing

28
Philadelphia Flyers
Seth Ambroz, RW, Omaha (USHL)
SKINNY: Big, strong and knows how to score -- sounds like a Flyer

29
Detroit Red Wings
Oscar Klefbom, D, Farjestad Jr. (SWE)
SKINNY: Big (6-3 1/2, 200), skilled blueliner already has spent time in Swedish Elite League

30
Vancouver Canucks
Jamieson Oleksiak, D, Northeastern (HE)
SKINNY: Huge blueliner (6-7, 244) in early stages of development, but has big upside